Connect with us

Ruling CPN-UML, UCPN-M ink 9 point agreement

Gorkha Post

Published

on

KATHMANDU — The two major ruling partners — CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) — reached a nine-point agreement after the Maoist party decided to continue to support Prime Minister KP Oli’s government on Thursday night.

In the understanding, the two parties have decided to take initiatives to form a national consensus government with an objective to create conducive environment for the implementation of Constitution.

The two major ruling coalition partners have decided to provide compensation to the family members of martyrs and disappeared people as per the decision taken by the previous governments.

They also have decided to talk about and resolve the issues of Madhes-based parties including federalism through political consensus.

Likewise, the parties have decided to start the process of amending the laws within 15 days to work on transitional justice as per the spirit of the Comprehensive Peace Accord.

The parties have decided to make proper arrangements for the treatment, protection and livelihoods of those injured in the conflict period and people’s movement.

They have also decided to register the ownership of lands dealt on the basis of household documents during the conflict time.

Ruling CPN-UML, UCPN-M ink 9 point agreement

They have decided to initiate the process to withdraw or give clemency on the cases filed during the conflict period.

They have also decided to increase necessary arrangements for the treatment of injured, who have already been categorised.

They have also decided to hold regular discussions and forge consensus among the top leaders of the major political parties while making political or administrative appointments and taking important decisions of the government.

They have decided to implement the past agreements. The two parties also have decided to accelerate the post-quake reconstruction works and to launch national campaign to deploy volunteers.

Continue Reading

World

Magnitude 8.2 quake rattles Fiji

Thompson Reuters

Published

on

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami.

The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

“I would not expect any damage. People will feel it but it’s so deep that I would not expect any damage,” USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep.

The epicenter was located 167 miles (270 km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443 km) west of Neiafu in Tonga.

The area is located on the earthquake-prone Ring of Fire.

Continue Reading

TOP PICKS